Silesian Guitar Octet
The Music of XXth Century
Release date: 22 November 2010
Catalogue number: CM 1013 | Format: CD | Box: digipack
Album type: studio | Genre: Classical/Instrumental
Publisher: CM Records
Innovative sound, great interpretations and the new expression of the guitar - this is the second album of the Silesian Guitar Octet. Here you can find the original pieces composed for eight guitars by contemporary composers and unique transcriptions of the great works of the twentieth century music in the implementation of the eight great guitarists playing the world's only continually active guitar octet!
1 American in Paris 19:20
2 Góreckiada 4:46
3 Rythmaginaires 9:48
4 Music at Night 9:22
Acerca del Cielo, el Aire y la Sonrisa
5 La Ciudad de las Mil Cuerdas 5:13
6 Fantasia de los Ecos 5:52
7 Orawa 10:18
Dawid Bonk; Jan Kudełka; Franciszek Wieczorek; Katarina Wieczorek; Szymon Pietrzak; Piotr Mesjasz; Piotr Kudełka; Krzysztof Kołodziej - classical guitars
About the artists:
Silesian Guitar Octet, the only band of this kind in the world, has been performing since 2001. It was founded by the group of students, graduates and teachers of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice as an experimental band. The first album of the group, entitled OCT.OPUS, was released in 2008. The current album includes pieces of music of the 20th century composers revealing a new image of the octet.
The group received 1st Prize at the International Festival INTER ARTIA 2008. The CD- OCT.OPUS, was nominated to the great Polish Award FRYDERYKI in 2009.
The performance of the band was also recorded by BBC WORLD.
Apart from that, Silesian Guitar Octet has been giving successful concerts in Poland likewise abroad (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Italy and Great Britain).